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Review | Regular issue | Vol 4, No. 3, 1976, pp.567-593
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1976-03-0567
Isoxazolin-5-ones, Chemistry and Biology of a New Class of Plant Products

Fernand Lambein, Yu-Haey Kuo, and Roger Van Parijs*

*Biochemical Institute, University of Ghent, Ledeganckstraat, Ghent, Belgium


A group of uv-sensitive heterocyclic compounds characterized as isoxazolin-5-ones were found in some legume seedlings. Their isolation, purification and structural identification are explained. With emphasis on the particular properties of the natural products — chemical and photochemical degradation — the chemistry of N-substituted isoxazolin-5-ones is reviewed. The second part of this paper deals with the distribution, metabolism and with some biological aspects of the title compounds. Their possible origin and function are discussed.